Following the lead of Sandra Bullock, Gwen Stefani has become the latest big name to make a huge donation to Japanese relief efforts.

The 41-year-old singer/fashion designer recently pledged $1 million to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. As reported last week, Bullock made a similar donation to the American Red Cross.

In a statement on her website, Stefani says, "I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture.

"The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking, and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years."

In addition to her personal donation, Stefani has also designed a limited edition T-shirt for her L.A.M.B. fashion label, with all proceeds benefiting the recovery efforts in Japan. The shirt is expected to debut next week on her website.

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